Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Bruno Fernandes is mix of three of his old Manchester United team-mates – including flop Veron

MANCHESTER UNITED boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has likened Bruno Fernandes to three of his former team-mates including Juan Sebastian Veron.

The 26-year-old has enjoyed a stunning first full season in England – chipping in with 23 goals and 13 assists in 43 games in all competitions.

Fernandes has been nothing short of a revelation since joining the Red Devils from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020.

And he is on course to spearhead United to another top four finish, with the club currently sitting in second spot with nine games to play.

His gaffer Solskjaer has been full of praise for the Portugal international when discussing the midfielder to MUTV.

Solskjaer was asked by a fan on which player does Fernandes resemble the most from his playing and coaching days at the Theatre of Dreams.

To which he said: "Bruno has the attributes of many of my team-mates, I feel.

"Part of it is Juan Sebastian Veron, part of it is Paul Scholes, part of it is Eric Cantona.

"So those are probably the three players. He has their attributes as a leader and a winner."

Solskjaer will be hoping Fernandes is firing on all cylinders on Thursday when United face AC Milan in their Europa League Round of 16 second leg tie.


The Italian outfit drew 1-1 at Old Trafford last week, as they scored a crucial away goal at the death thanks to Simon Kjaer's 92nd minute equaliser.

United chiefs are keen to tie Fernandes down to a new deal, but SunSport understands he is refusing to commit his future unless his demands are met.

Fernandes wants assurances that United will be active in the transfer market in their bid to become a team challenging for every major honour.

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